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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lacking social grace.

Usage examples (29)
  • It was considered quite gauche to talk during the symphony concert.
  • If I were strapping a sword and a main gauche, that is.
  • I'm not sure: was it considered "gauche" or did the chomping frazzle my father's ...
  • Hippy Dippy told Blondie she was "gauche" for asking why she didn't just throw it out. for more
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  • Everybody said "Gosh!" (an exclamation) when we saw the artist's unique use of "gouache" (painting style with opaque watercolors). A "gauche" is an awkward remark, a "gaucho" is an Argentinean cowboy.
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